Communicable disease threats report, 10-16 December 2017, week 50
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 10-16 December 2017 and includes updates on diphtheria, influenza, Salmonella and cholera.
Influenza virus characterisation, Summary Europe, November 2017
This is the first report for the 2017–18 influenza season. As of week 48/2017 nearly 3 000 influenza detections have been reported across the WHO European Region.
The European Union summary report on trends and sources of zoonoses, zoonotic agents and food-borne outbreaks in 2016
This report of the European Food Safety Authority and the European Centre for Disease Prevention
and Control presents the results of the zoonoses monitoring activities carried out in 2016 in 37
European countries (28 Member States and nine non-MS).
Multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections linked to Polish eggs
This document provides an assessment of the public health risk associated with a multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis, which is epidemiologically and microbiologically linked to contaminated eggs from Poland, and can be characterised by at least six MLVA profiles and four clusters defined by WGS (PHE SNP analysis).
ECDC country visit to Italy to discuss antimicrobial resistance issues
An ECDC team conducted visits and meetings to Italy on 9-13 January 2017 to specifically discuss and assess the situation in the country regarding prevention and control of AMR.
Observations from this ECDC country visit confirm that the AMR situation in Italian hospitals and regions poses a major public health threat to the country. If the current trends of carbapenem resistance and colistin resistance in gram-negative bacteria such as Klebsiella pneumoniae and A. baumannii are not reversed, key medical interventions will be compromised in the near future.
Monthly measles and rubella monitoring report, December 2017
ECDC publishes a monthly surveillance report on measles and rubella data submitted by the 30 EU/EEA countries. ECDC also monitors European and worldwide measles outbreaks through epidemic intelligence and reports on them on a monthly basis in the Communicable Disease Threat Reports (CDTR).
Multi-country outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes PCR serogroup IVb, MLST ST6
A multi-country outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes PCR serogroup IVb, MLST ST6 has been ongoing in the EU/EEA since at least 2015.
Communicable disease threats report, 3-9 December 2017, week 49
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 3-9 December 2017 and includes updates on influenza, Listeria monocytogenes IVb, measles, MERS-CoV, plague, poliomyelitis, rubella, and yellow fever.
Hantavirus infection - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2015
2 889 confirmed cases were reported to TESSy in 2015.
Healthcare-associated infections acquired in intensive care units - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2015
In 2015, 11 788 (8.3%) of patients staying in an intensive care unit (ICU) for more than two days
presented with at least one ICU-acquired healthcare-associated infection (HAI) under surveillance
(pneumonia, bloodstream infection or urinary tract infection).